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Prevention Through Design: For Hazards in Construction, Bruce K. Lyon, Georgi Popov and Elyce Biddle

•As indicated in the prevention through design (PTD) hierarchy of controls model, the most effective means of preventing and controlling occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in construction is to avoid, eliminate or minimize hazards and risks early in the planning and design process. •Applying PTD concepts in the construction process in both the system’s physical design and the means and methods of executing the construction tasks are vital in eliminating and reducing risk to constructors and users. •Despite the recent attention given to PTD in construction, many promising control technologies have not been transferred from research into practice.

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Prevention Through Design in Construction Engineering, Ali A. Karakhan

Prevention through design (PTD), or design for construction safety, is the concept of protecting construction workers addressing safety in the design process. PTD is the most effective way of eliminating construction hazards. It represents the highest level of the hierarchy of controls

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762 Virtual Design & Construction for Safer Construction Projects, David B. Korman and Albert Zulps

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC/BIM) may be used to plan and communicate project safety measures and to improve project safety during construction and in facility operations. Creating a virtual building in 3D allows for a clear understanding of the proposed building by all stakeholders, regardless of their ability to read drawings. The building is spatially correct and can therefore be used for to identify and mitigate safety hazards in the planning stage that would affect construction and operations of the building. This paper will review how VDC/BIM may be used throughout all phases of the project lifecycle to enhance safety.

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Translating Academic Research on Manual Lifting Tasks Observations into Construction Workplace "Good Practices", Sang D. Choi, James G. Borchardt & Travis L. Proksch

The purpose of this study was to examine physical workloads associated with manual lifting activities and to translate the academic research into effective prevention "good practices" for the reduction of injury risks in the construction workplace. Fourteen different construction trades participated, including carpenter, ceiling installer, drywall installer, electrician, fitter, floor finisher, floor tile layer, flooring installer, insulator, laborer, mason, painter, plumber and sod layer.

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Prevention through Design (PtD) - Mechanical-Electrical Systems, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks* at the design phase of products, considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs. This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards.

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Prevention through Design (PtD) - Structural Steel Design, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks* at the design phase of products, considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs. This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards.

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Prevention through Design (PtD) - Reinforced Concrete Design, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks* at the design phase of products, considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs. This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards.

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Prevention through Design (PtD) - Architectural Design and Construction, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks* at the design phase of products, considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs. This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards.

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Sustainable Buildings: Applying Prevention Through Design, Mohammed Albattah, Marielle Roucheray and Matthew Hallowell

This article describes the development of a webbased prevention through design tool that utilizes data from recent research and the results of pilot testing the tool with active professionals working on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects.

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Integrating Green Building Strategies in an R&D Laboratory, Steven Schultz

This article highlights new green building design strategies incorporated into the research and development facilities.

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